NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research
Organization (KARLO) in partnership with local and international
manufacturing entities will on Saturday host an exhibition in
the resort town of Naivasha to showcase technologies and
innovations that are modernizing farming, organizers said on
The Farm-Tech Expo
Kenya will provide a platform for key stakeholders in the
agriculture value chains like farmers, agro-dealers, scientists
and extension workers to network and share ideas on revitalizing
a sector that contributes an estimated 25 percent to the East
African nation’s GDP.
“We believe the expo
will provide an all-round platform to network, market and share
knowledge on how best to harness the power of technology in
agriculture and ensure the best outcome for farmers’ produce,”
said Eliud Kireger, the KARLO director general.
He revealed that
KARLO will showcase cutting edge research products and services
available within its 16 affiliate institutes during the two-day
Farm-Tech Expo Kenya is expected to showcase emerging
opportunities in the country’s agriculture sector that could be
harnessed to catalyze economic progress.
Kireger said Kenya
has potential to transition from subsistence farming to a
thriving agri-business hub subject to enactment of friendly
policies, technology adoption and capacity development for
Dominique de Lauwere,
the event director of the inaugural Farm-Tech Expo Kenya, said
it will help showcase the potential of mechanized farming to
make Kenya a food secure and economically vibrant country.